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In the corner of Brunswick Square stands a statue of Captain Thomas Coram (1668 –1751). Inscribed beneath it are the words “Pioneer in the Cause of Child Welfare”. The statue is located between two organisations, both of which carry the captain’s name- Coram Family and Coram’s Fields with seven acres of land between them.
Thomas Coram was born in Lyme Regis and went to sea before he was 12 years old. He sailed to the United States, where he established a shipyard in Massachusetts, and married a girl from Boston. Click here to find out more.